cod. 1002712

Academic year 2017/18
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Malattie dell'apparato cardiovascolare (MED/11)
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: SPORT THERAPY AND DOPING

Learning objectives

To know the cardiac diseases and the risk factors for these diseases. To
know the causes of sudden death in athletes. To know how to start
cardiopulmonary resuscitation


To know the anatomy of the heart and the circulation. To know the
cardiac physiology

Course unit content

Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Arterial Hypertension.
Cardiovascular stratification for cardiovascular risk. Primary prevention
with physical exercise. Principal cardiac diseases: coronary artery
disease, primary cardiomyopathies, hypetensive heart disease. Sudden
Death in athletes. Diagnostic tests in cardiology: exercise stress test,
echocardiography, cardiac MNR, computed tomography, cardiac
catheterization and coronary angiography. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Full programme

1. Cardiovascular physiology. Hemodynamic parameters. The heart murmurs
2. Heart diseases: ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease.
3. Diagnostic tests in Cardiology (ECG, etc.).
4. Cardiovascular risk factors: smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes ... Stratification of risk. European and Italian risk cards
5. Arterial hypertension Classification of risk
6. Primary Cardiovascular Prevention: Effects of Physical Exercise. Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes
7. Cardiovascular Adaptation to physical Exercise: Physiological and pathological cardiac hypertrophy
8. Sudden death in the athlete
9. Arrhythmias: Brugada syndrome, ventricular pre-excitation, long QT



Teaching methods

Oral lesson

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral assessment

Other information

During the academic year two optional courses will be offered:
1 Seminar "The Athlete's heart "
2 " Cardiological evaluation in athlete "